Shepard

[ shep-erd ]
/ ˈʃɛp ərd /

noun

Alan Bartlett, Jr.,1923–1998, U.S. astronaut: first American in space, May 5, 1961.
Sam,born 1943, U.S. playwright, actor, and director.

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Shepard
/ (ˈʃɛpəd) /

noun

Alan Bartlett, Jr. 1923–98, US naval officer; first US astronaut in space (1961)
Sam original name Samuel Shepard Rogers. born 1943, US dramatist, film actor, and director. His plays include Chicago (1966), The Tooth of Crime (1972), and Buried Child (1978): films as actor include Days of Heaven (1978) and The Right Stuff (1983); films as director include Far North (1989) and Silent Tongue (1994)
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